Hardcoded session secret key in Apache Airflow



Published: 2020-12-23
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-17526
CWE ID CWE-798
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Apache Airflow
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor Apache Foundation

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Use of hard-coded credentials

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-17526

CWE-ID: CWE-798 - Use of Hard-coded Credentials

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain full access to vulnerable application.

The vulnerability exists due to Apache Airflow relies on session management based on the default [webserver] secret_key value. A remote attacker, who successfully authenticated at one website can re-use the same session to authenticate on another unrelated website, if both web servers are configured with the default [webserver] secret_key value.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Apache Airflow: 1.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.1.0, 1.1.1, 1.2.0, 1.3.0, 1.4.0, 1.4.1, 1.5.0, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.6.0, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.7.0, 1.7.1, 1.7.1.1, 1.7.1.2, 1.7.1.3, 1.8.0, 1.8.1, 1.8.2, 1.9.0, 1.10.0, 1.10.1, 1.10.2, 1.10.3, 1.10.4, 1.10.5, 1.10.6, 1.10.7, 1.10.8, 1.10.9, 1.10.10, 1.10.11, 1.10.12, 1.10.13

CPE External links

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2020/12/21/1
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rbeeb73a6c741f2f9200d83b9c2220610da314810c4e8c9cf881d47ef%40%3Cusers.airflow.apache.org%3E

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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